Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Montrose Anglers's Tip of the Week
Flows are up creating the fish to be in a feeding frenzy. Fish heavier bugs on light tippet to reach the feeding zone. Leading with a micro leech pattern is a good bet followed by a small, tungsten beadhead midge pattern, brown or tan has putting fish in the net. Using 5x and 6x fluorocarbon will allow you to be stealthy and present your flies naturally.
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Water Flow Data
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5-Day Outlook as of 9/21/23
Fishing will stay consistent. Sight fishing will be the name of the game, so stay stealthy and tactical. Midges, baetis, micro leeches, and micro worms will be a needed.
Techniques & Tips as of 9/21/23
Small light nymph rigs, make sure you get it in the zone, add small split shot and adjust indicator depth as needed to get the right drift.
Local Species Available Year - round
Snake River Cutthroat
|TH Zebra Midge||Black or Olive||#22-24|
|Hairwing Western Green Drake||N/A||#18-24|
|Bead Head Barr Emerger||black||#18-24|
|Tungsten Jig Bugger||White||#12-14|
TH Zebra Midge
A handy midge fly pattern for stillwater.
Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
5-Weight 9' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line